The Grand Tour

Saturday, November 9, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Salle Bourgie
Sunday, November 10, 2024 - 2:30 PM
Salle Bourgie

Arion welcomes Swiss violinist Leila Schayegh to Montreal for the first time. Praised for her embodied and ravishingly cantabile playing, she is sure to enthrall in a vibrant program exploring many facets of the concerto grosso genre, featuring the rich, shimmering colors and textures of a baroque string orchestra. From Corelli and Georg Muffat to Vivaldi, these concertos for several instruments will reveal not only the variety of writing and styles of these great composers, but also the communicative complicity they offer the performers to share with the audience. Our guest soloist will also perform a most delightful violin concerto by Johann Pisendel, an eminent pupil of Vivaldi.

Program Details

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso in D Major, op. 6 no. 4
Concerto Grosso in F Major, op. 6 no. 9

Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
Sonata da camera no. 5 in G Major (Armonico tributo)

Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755)
Violin concerto in G Major

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for 2 Violins in A major, RV 552
Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins and Cello RV 565 (L’estro armonico)

Violin and conducting